OCCUPATION: Writer / Editor
POWERS: Looks a lot like Quentin Quire
FAVORITE X-MAN: Cyclops
FIRST X-BOOK: Age of Apocalypse: Alpha
MISCELLANEOUS X-CRED: Once scored a second date by reciting the Grey/Summers genealogy from memory.
SHORT BIO: Jay spent seven years as an editor at a major comics publisher until leaving in 2013 to pursue a freelance career. As a pop-culture journalist, Jay sometimes gets paid actual, legal tender to explain the X-Men, which you can tell your parents next time they ask how knowing that Cyclops’s eyes shoot concussive force beams will help you find a job.
KNOWN ALIASES: N/a
POWERS: Action Beard
FAVORITE X-MAN: Longshot
FIRST X-BOOK: X-Factor #4
MISCELLANEOUS X-CRED: As a child, produced a prodigious volume of X-Men fan art, which we will definitely post if we can convince his mom to part with it for long enough for us to scan it.
SHORT BIO: Ten years ago, Miles carefully placed his psychology degree in a drawer and went to work IT because it was way easier. These days, he fixes broken things for a non-mutant-related comic-book publisher and surrounds himself with as much geekery as time allows. Buy him a drink and he’ll spend the next two hours telling you about how Chris Claremont made him a feminist and that come on, guys, Gambit’s ’90s costume isn’t that bad.
The first episode of Rachel and Miles X-Plain the X-Men, ”The Strangest Podcast of Them All,” debuts this weekend. We hope you’ll join us!